Tuesday, January 28, 2014

I draw him so I can talk about you without talking about you - Art journal Every Day

Acrylic, acrylic ink, poscas, washi tape (a little)

I used a wooden embellishment from Michaels as a mask, and went over my background with Tattered Angels spay in "cork."  Also some distress ink around the borders.

The sparrow is a print and cut from my own work - I drew him freehand from an 1860 or so ornithological reference picture. Then when I liked the stage the sketch was at - you guessed it - scan and print onto computer paper, cut and paste and paint over the sketch, used as an underpainting.





17 comments:

  1. Fantastic bird drawing and a very harmonious journal page. Valerie

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  2. loving your fab page. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. Nice layers for your bird. Happy PPF

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  4. Love the birdie. I can't draw animals of any kind.

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  5. I love your cute birdie!!! so adorable!!!!

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  6. The little bird is terrific and the background is really cool!

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  7. This is a beautiful drawing, how clever to scan it and then collage it onto your background. lovely work.

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  8. great bird drawing-and a wonderful journal page!

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  9. how pretty…love this little bird. happy PPF!

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  10. Love the sparrow!! So cute! =)

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  11. This little bird is so wonderful. Love this journal page. Happy PPF!

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  12. Very sweet sparrow and like how you achieved the end work.

    : ) PPF Annabelle

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  13. Great texture and sheen...very nice...adorable birdy!

    Hugs Giggles

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  14. Very nice. This bird looks so realistic.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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